Comparison of Top MBA Programs

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* Updated 7/20/2020

SCHOOLLOCATIONUS NEWS & WORLD REPORT
(rank in 2020)
FINANCIAL
TIMES (rank in 2020)
CLASS SIZE FT% ADMITTEDAVERAGE AGEWORK EXPERIENCE% FEMALE% INTERNATIONALMEDIAN GMATAVG GPAAVG POST MBA SALARY% GRADUATES EMPLOYED AT GRADUATION% GRADUATES EMPLOYED 3 MONTHS POST GRADUATIONTOP RECRUITED INDUSTRIESAPPLICATION DEADLINESDECISION DATESINFO SESSIONS / EVENTSWHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Stanford GSBStanford, CA134176%N/A4.6 Years47%43%7343.7$152,503 67%88%Finance (33%)
Technology (24%)
Consulting (18%)
R1: 9/15/2020
R2: 1/6/2021
R3: 4/6/2021
R1: 12/10/2020
R2: 4/1/2021
R3: 5/20/2021
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/mba/admission/eventsNailing the essay is critical!
U Penn WhartonPhiladelphia, PA1285614%285 Years46%30%7323.6$147,339 81.00%93.50% Financial Services (36%)
Consulting (25%)
Technology (15%)
R1: 9/15/2020
R2: 1/5/2021
R3: 3/31/2021
R1: 12/16/2020
R2: 3/25/2021
R3: 5/11/2021
https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/events/Team-based discussion interview format
Chicago BoothChicago, IL31059324%285 Years40%31%7303.6$139,725 87.20%95.10%Consulting (34%)
Financial Services (31%)
Technology (21%)
R1: 9/24/2020
R2: 1/12/2021
R3: 4/1/2021
R1: 12/3/2020
R2: 3/18/2021
R3: 5/20/2021
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/programs/full-time/admissions/eventsReally understand "why Booth"
Northwestern KelloggEvanston, IL31147427%275 Years43%32%7303.6$138,052 85.60%95.50%Consulting (31%)
Technology (25%)
Financial Services (19%)
R1: 9/16/2020
R2: 1/6/2021
R3: 4/7/2021
R1: 12/9/2020
R2: 3/24/2021
R3: 5/12/2021
https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events.aspxInterviews nearly every applicant
MIT SloanCambridge, MA5641615%N/A5 Years41%41%7273.6$138,461 79.30%93.20%Consulting (31%)
Technology (31%)
Finance (20%)
R1: 10/1/2020
R2: 1/19/2021
R3:4/12/2021
R1: 12/16/2020
R2: 4/2/2021
R3: 5/20/2021
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Quantitative/scoring approach to admissions
Harvard HBSCambridge, MA6193810%274.7 Years43%37%7303.7$146,422 77.30%88.50%Financial Services (29%)
Consulting (21%)
Technology (20%)
R1: 9/8/2020
R2: 1/5/2021
R1: 12/10/2020
R2: 3/30/2021
https://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/admissions-events/Pages/default.aspxOpen-ended essay question - start early!
University of California-Berkeley (Haas)Berkeley, CA71228318%295.3 Years37%35%7253.67$137,819 76.20%91.20%Technology (33%)
Consulting (25%)
Financial Services (15%)
R1: 9/24/2020
R2: 1/14/2021
R3: 4/5/2021
R1: 12/17/2020
R2: 3/25/2021
R3: 5/13/2021
https://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/upcoming-eventsPrefers the GMAT
Columbia Business SchoolNew York, NY8875416%285 Years38%47%7273.6$142,132 78.40%90.40% Financial Services (34%)
Consulting (33%)
Media/Technology (14%)
Early Decision: 10/2/2020
Rolling: 4/9/2021
Rollinghttps://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsEarly Decision option, rolling admissions
Yale School of Management (SOM)New Haven, CT91434525%285 Years42%44%7203.66$129,854 76.10%91.40%Consulting (37%)
Finance (24%)
Technology (13%)
R1: 9/15/2020
R2: 1/7/2021
R3: 4/13/2021
R1: 12/8/2020
R2: 3/26/2021
R3: 5/18/2021
https://som.yale.edu/programs/mba/admissions/eventsApplication includes a video essay
New York University (NYU Stern)New York, NY102235026%285.2 Years37%33%7213.52$135,299 85.60%94.20% Consulting (37%)
Financial Services (29%)
Technology/ Telecommunications (15%)
R1: 10/15/2020
R2: 11/15/2020
R3: 1/15/2021
R4: 3/15/2021
R1: 1/1/2021
R2: 2/1/2021
R3: 4/1/2021
R4: 6/1/2021
https://apply.stern.nyu.edu/portal/ft_events?_ga=2.66014702.1782046844.1552163262-1653585508.1552163262Specialized MBA options (Tech and Luxury/Fashion)
University of Virgina (Darden)Charlottesville, VA111833636%27Not Reported40%33%7133.5$135,168 89.90%96.00%Consulting (36%)
Financial Services (24%)
Technology (15%)
Early Action: 9/2/2020
R1: 10/5/2020
R2: 1/4/2021
R3: 4/7/2021
Rollinghttps://www.darden.virginia.edu/mba/admissions/events-receptions/Primarily uses case method, like HBS
Duke University (Fuqua)Durham, NC121639522%285.5 Years43%37%7053.5$135,397 83%95.00%Consulting (32%)
Technology (23%)
Finance (20%)
Early Action: 9/23/2020
R1: 10/20/2020
R2: 1/7/2021
R3: 3/25/2021
Early Action: 10/27/2020
R1: 12/18/2020
R2: 3/20/2021
R3: 4/30/2021
https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/eventsEarly Decision option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Michigan (Ross)Ann Arbor, MI123042131%275 Years45%22%7193.5$129,197 87.50%96.00%Consulting (32%)
Technology (22%)
Financial Services (15%)
R1: 9/14/2020
R2: 1/4/2021
R3: 3/29/2021
R4: 6/1/2021
R1: 12/2/2020
R2: 3/172021
R3: 5/5/2021
R4: 6/25/2021
https://michiganross.umich.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/admissions/events
Dartmouth College (Tuck)Hanover, NH121628434%285.3 Years42%38%7233.52$139,046 84.70%93.00%Consulting (38%)
Financial Services (24%)
Technology (19%)
R1: 9/28/2020
R2: 1/4/2021
R3: 3/29/2021
R4: Rolling
4/1/2021 - 6/1/2021
R1: 12/10/2020
R2: 3/18/2021
R3: 5/6/2021
R4: Rolling through 7/1/2021
https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/attend-an-eventEarly Action option (not binding), applicant-initiated interview option
Cornell University (Johnson)Ithaca, NY152328238%285 Years35%32%6963.41$131,150 85.60%92.80%Financial Services (37%)
Consulting (28%)
Technology (15%)
Early Decision: 9/8/2020
R1: 10/8/2020
R2: 1/5/2021
R3: Rolling
Early Decision: 12/10/2020
R1: 1/15/2021
R2: 4/9/2021
R3: Rolling
https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/EventsTight-knit community
UCLA AndersonLos Angeles, CA162536030%285 Years34%29%7193.5$129,602 75.80%90%Technology (27%)
Consulting (14%)
Consumer Products (11%)
R1: 10/2/2020
R2: 1/8/2021
R3: 4/16/2021
R1: 12/18/2020
R2: 3/26/2021
R3: 5/21/2021
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/eventsGreat for Entertainment industry applicants
University of Southern California (Marshall)Los Angeles, CA173621430%295 Years42%32%7083.54$127,495 78.80%95.20%Consulting (25%)
Technology (21%)
Media/Entertainment (12%)
https://www.marshall.usc.edu/programs/mba-programs/part-time-mba/eventsKnown for its powerful alumni network
University of Texas (McCombs)Austin, TX184026038%296 Years40%20%7043.42$124,695 79.70%91.10%Technology (26%)
Consulting (25%)
Financial Services (19%)
R1: 10/13/2020
R2: 1/5/2021
R3: 3/30/2021
R4: 5/11/2021
R1: 12/17/2020
R2: 3/25/2021
R3: 5/6/2021
R4: 6/17/2021
https://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/MBA/EventsBenefits from Austin's status as an emerging entrepreneurial hub
Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)Pittsburgh, PA193120043%285.7 Years33%35%6873.3$124,058 78.00%91.20%Technology (31%)
Consulting (31%)
Financial Services (10%)
https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/programs/mba/admissions/attend-admissions-events/index.htmlHighly quant focused in their curriculum
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)Chapel Hill, NC203925253%295 Years29%17%6973.4$123,980 74.00%87.00%Technology (21%)
Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (17%)
https://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/admissions/mba/admissions-eventsEarly Action option (binding), applicant-initiated interview option
University of Washington (Foster)Seattle, WA204711736%296 Years33%29%6953.39$122,841 86.20%98.90%Technology (60%)
Consulting (16%)
Financial Services (5%)
R1: 10/6/2020
R2: 1/6/2021
R3: 3/16/2021
R1: 12/18/2020
R2: 3/31/2021
R3: 5/21/2021
https://foster.uw.edu/academics/degree-programs/full-time-mba/admissions-events/
Georgetown University (McDonough)Washington, DC253127160%285.6 Years29%29%6933.34$124,11974.20%92.30%Consulting (35%)
Financial Services (27%)
Technology (14%)
R1: 9/28/2020
R2: 1/6/2021
R3: 3/29/2021
R4: 4/26/2021
R1: 12/11/2020
R2: 3/18/2021
R3: 5/5/2021
R4: 5/27/2021
https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/mba-admissions-events/
INSEADParis, France / SingaporeN/A41020295.6 Years34%96%709N/ANot Reported at Aggregate LevelNot Reported92%Consulting (35%)
Technology (18%)
Corporate (17%)
Financial Services (11%)
R1: 9/11/2020
R2: 11/6/2020
R3: 1/8/2021
R4: 2/26/2021
R1: 11/20/2020
R2: 1/22/2021
R3: 3/19/2021
R4: 5/7/2021
https://www.insead.edu/master-programmes/mba"The business school for the world"
London Business SchoolLondon, EnglandN/A7497295.5 Years38%92%708N/A $106,391 Not Reported92%Consulting (37%)
Technology (23%)
Finance (23%)
https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/mba/mba-information-eventsDiverse and open-minded culture in every way
Cambridge (Judge)Cambridge, U.K.N/A19202306 Years35%93%691N/ANot Reported at Aggregate LevelNot Reported90%Industry (44%)
Consulting (29%)
Finance (23%)
R1: 9/7/2020
R2: 10/19/2020
R3: 1/11/2021
R4: 3/8/2021
R5: 4/26/2021
https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/meet-us/Highest value-for-money MBA according to FT
Oxford (Said)Oxford, U.K.N/A21329295 Years44%95%690N/ANot Reported at Aggregate LevelNot Reported92%Finance (27%)
Consulting (23%)
Technology (24%)
https://sbs.ox.ac.uk/events?f%5B0%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B1%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596&f%5B2%5D=event_programmes_facet%3A596Focus on sustainability and social impact

*Base salary only, bonus not reported.

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